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Island View House

Knockanroe, Castletownbere, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely location, and host, Denis. Island View House is located in an advantageous spot in the heart of Castletownbere. Just a few minutes easy walk to the town main street. Stayed 4 nights in March 2015 and we thoroughly enjoyed our accommodation. Lucky to be given the Dingle Suite, with it's great views of Bere island, comfortable bed and jacuzzi... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We stayed for a night and didn't choose to have breakfast due to having to set off early the next day. The room was ok and clean and it was a short walk into town. Castletownbere itself was a revelation with great seafood and pubs (notably MacCarthy's).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My second visit here in 4 years. Dennis is a gregarious and wonderful host and is ably assisted by Liz. Have one of Dennis's breakfast and you will not need to think about eating for another 10 hours or so - they are huge , but well cooked. Dennis is very knowledgeable with regard to walking trips on the peninsula.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The family who run this B & B are wonderful. When you arrive you are met by Bruno the Golden lab who loves people. The rooms are comfortable and there is a tea, coffee and water station outside the room in the main hall. Breakfast is so big it takes nearly an hour to work your way through. Finally, the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This b&b is convenient for visiting Castletownbere and the Beara peninsula, but the rooms need updating and breakfast is only so-so. Not really worth the price at the moment. Very convenient though. OK for a one-night stay.

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Breakfast was very generous. Room was disappointing, dated and bed very small. Bathroom and room very clean. Location good with a short walk to town, though it's a little difficult to find. Had to keep curtains closed all the time for privacy as bedroom downstairs.

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4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Greeted by both Dennis and his friendly pup Bruno, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The rooms were comfortable, bright, clean, and quiet, and Dennis' breakfasts were excellent. One afternoon after hiking, he treated all 17 of us to coffee and freshly baked Irish soda bread. He helped some figure out routing for side trips and others with genealogy. He... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

It is a very friendly, comfortable, hospitable place. It is located at a narrow quiet street just parallel to the main street of the town. It is a good starting point close to the walking Beara peninsula trails. The rooms are simple and nice. The breakfast is excellent. The host is hospitable and friendly and his dog is playful. We... More 

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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Island View House will be our first choice if we return to Castletownbere. Denis Hanafin provides a great service here, whether for a holiday or an overnight business trip like ours. There are 11 rooms in this modern single-storied house overlooking the town, the harbour and Bere Island. There is ample free parking onsite, or it can be reached on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Nice big breakfast in the morning to get you off on your way. The rooms were comfortable and the hosts were friendly. Bruno, the resident friendly lab will greet you like a long lost friend. Castletownbere is a quaint village with some great pubs and restaurants and Island View House is within walking distance to all of them.

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